The Professionals Podcast


The Professionals Podcast


Welcome to the Professionals Podcast, the show that dives deep into the world of upskilling, continued education, and the remarkable impact they have on adult learners' careers and society at large.

The Professionals Podcast is co-hosted by Amanda Gillespie and Luke Kasim. We're absolutely thrilled to embark on this exhilarating journey with you. Together, we'll explore our identity, purpose, and mission in this vibrant and ever-evolving world.

Our discussions will span diverse topics, including the captivating realms of cybersecurity and paralegal studies. Whether you're a student, a seasoned professional, or simply someone with a passion for making a difference (and who isn't?), this podcast is tailor-made for you.

But wait, there's more! We're eager to hear from you too. If you've got questions, insights, or suggestions about the podcast, don't hesitate to get in touch. Shoot us an email at Together, let's open the door to the boundless potential of education and professional growth.

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Podcast co-hosts Luke Kasim (left) and Amanda Gillespie (center) with CPS Dean Liesl Riddle (right) recording in the new CPS podcasting studio.


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Elevating Leadership: Insights from the Army Congressional Fellows Program

In this episode, of The Professionals Podcast, we talk with Kathryn Yurkanin about the Army Congressional Fellows Program.

Behind the Scenes: Supporting Student Success Beyond the Classroom

In this episode of The Professionals Podcast, we are joined by Suzanne Farrand, the Assistant Dean of Students for the College of Professional Students.

Building Community: Engaging Military Affiliated Students Across GW’s Campuses

In this episode of the Professionals Podcast, we delve into the comprehensive support system dedicated to military-connected students at George Washington University.

Building Bridges Between Emerging Technologies and Policy: Insights from a Homeland Security Expert

In this episode of The Professionals Podcast, Amanda and Luke are joined by Nick Reese, co-founder of Frontier Foundry, which is a leading DC area AI company.

An Unconventional Journey: From Retail to Data Visualization

In this episode of The Professionals Podcast, we're joined by John Keegan, a faculty member who teaches Data Visualization at the College of Professional Studies.

Navigating Publishing: A Stable Landscape of Continuous Change

In this episode of The Professionals Podcast, we delve deep into the multifaceted world of publishing careers.

Navigating Urban Planning: From Capstone to Loudoun County

In this podcast episode, Kristian Maldonado shares his amazing journey into the world of urban planning.

GW's Urban Planning Program: Nurturing Tomorrow's Climate Resilient Planners

In this episode, we delve into the world of sustainable urban planning with Ms. Sandra Whitehead, Program Director, Sustainable Urban Planning Program at CPS.

Your Appetite Comes With Eating: Lessons from a Lifelong Learner

In this episode of The Professionals Podcast, Bryan Carley shares his journey from a tech career to a life-altering health scare that prompted a profound shift.

Adapting to New Threats: Insights from the Field

On this episode, Luke Kasim and Amanda Gillespie have the privilege of talking to Elaine Lammert, the distinguished homeland security master's Program director.